Now that tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are officially on sale and the film is listed on sites like Fandango and Atom Tickets, we now know what the film’s running time will be. The standalone film, set in the Star Wars universe, which takes place before the events that transpired in A New Hope, will clock in at two hours and thirteen minutes. That actually ties it with one of the earlier films in the series, but where does it rank amongst all of the eight feature films set in that galaxy far, far away?
Here’s where Rogue One ranks:
- STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE – 121 Minutes
- STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK – 124 Minutes
- STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI – 131 Minutes
- STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE – 133 Minutes
- ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY – 133 Minutes**
- STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS – 136 Minutes
- STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH – 140 Minutes
- STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES – 142 Minutes
Pablo Hidalgo, a creative executive for LucasFilm, more or less confirmed Rogue One‘s running time via twitter.
Am I the only one who has always felt like the Star Wars films were longer? Not because they dragged or anything (Well, not all of them ((Attack of The Clones, I’m looking at you!))), but because so much happens in them and the overall scale and scope of the stories being told tend to be so epic. In my mind, the average running time for these movies is on par with the Lord Of The Rings franchise, but then I look at the actual times and realize, “Oh, most of these just barely crawled past two hours when you deduct the end credits.”
Maybe that’s just me.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story comes out on December 16.